Singapore Airlines to fly to Stockholm from May 2017

Singapore Airlines will fly to Sweden's capital Stockholm from May 30 next year.
Singapore Airlines will fly to Sweden's capital Stockholm from May 30 next year.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines (SIA) will fly to Sweden's capital Stockholm from May 30 next year.

The airline currently flies four times a week to Moscow in Russia but from May 30, it will fly five times a week, and the flights will continue on to Stockholm's Arlanda Airport.

There are no direct flights between Singapore and Stockholm.

Stockholm would be the airline's second destination in the Scandinavia region. SIA said the flights, to operate on its new Airbus 350-900 jets, would complement the airline's existing flights to Copenhagen in Denmark, boosting connectivity between South-east Asia and Northern Europe.

Subject to approval from competition authorities, the new services will also be included in a joint venture agreement between SIA and Scandinavian Airlines. The agreement took effect in 2013 and covers flights between Scandinavia and Singapore.

SIA's chief executive Goh Choon Phong said: "With the new services to Stockholm complementing existing flights to Copenhagen, customers will soon have the choice of two convenient gateways to explore the increasingly popular Nordic countries."

Scandinavian Airlines chief executive Rickard Gustafson said: "We look forward to develop our collaboration further with Singapore Airlines and thereby be able to offer our customers a new route to Singapore from Stockholm, and also from there onwards into Asia, Australia and New Zealand."

The new Airbus 350-900s will be fitted with SIA's latest-generation cabin products, including all-new Business, Premium Economy and Economy class seats.